Sunday, 10 June 2018

Spain, May/June 2018. Day 21

A day somewhat curtailed.   It began well but plans could not be fulfilled owing to a thunderstorm and monsoon rain.  Still it is a luxury to return to our hotel and their excellent food.
After a lazy breakfast we decided on a drive back up into the mountains up the Cabuérniga valley stopping on the way for coffee in the sun outside a small village bar. We then continued up a side valley by a beautiful river to the ancient village of Bárcena Major.  Beautiful but a tad too perfect and restored.  We had seen more authentic villages above our valley in the Picos; scruffy, perhaps but real lived in villages.  The river in Bárcena was fast flowing and attractive.  As we got back to the car the heavens opened and the rain was torrential.  As we neared the coast the sky brightened and we headed to Comillas but the rain quickly followed so we returned to the hotel to relax and read before dinner.
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